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Attendance

We encourage good attendance in school. For example, 100% certificates are awarded to children who have had no absences at the end of each half term. We celebrate children who have 100% attendance for the entire year by presenting them with a certificate and an after school trip.

Persistent Absence

Every term we report attendance data to the School Governors.

Attendance figures which fall below 90% is regarded as persistent absence.

If a child falls below 90% attendance we work with the team to visit you, set attendance targets, support and give advice were needed. Currently we have 14 children across school whose attendance falls below 90%.

Children who are too ill to come to school or may pass infection to others should not attend. When children are absent from school we ask parents to inform the school office by 9.00am on the first day of absence and to provide a note of explanation on the child’s return to school. We contact parents if we don’t here from you. 

Mrs Wood monitors attendance and punctuality everyday, should you have any concerns about your child’s attendance please speak to her, she is available every morning on the school playground from 8.45am or telephone school for an appointment.

Do You Know Your Child's Attendance Figures?

How does your child compare?

Attendance during one school year Equals this number of days absent Which is approximately this many weeks absent Which means this number of lessons are missed
100% 0 days 0 weeks 0 lessons
95% 10 days 2 weeks 40 lessons
90% 19 days 4 weeks 80 lessons
80% 38 days 8 weeks 160 lessons
70% 57 days 11.5 weeks 230 lessons

 

Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount of lost learning and can seriously disadvantage your child in adult life.

Leave of absence will be given for attendance at medical or dental appointments or for examinations in music, dance etc. However, where possible such appointments should be made outside of school.

Why is punctuality so important?

Why?

It is a GREAT START to the day, putting your child in a positive frame of mind to make the most of the day’s learning and activities. Punctuality is linked to good attendance, and as we know, good attenders have more opportunities and therefore achieve more!

Also…

It helps your child make friends (in the playground) which leads to improved self confidence and therefore SUCCESS!

Types of Lateness 

Registers close at 9am. Persistent lates will lose this time and be unauthorised from 9.30am. 

Late before register closes: Your child is a few minutes later, but they have missed the opportunity to say hello to and play with friends. They are likely to feel unsettled and embarrassed as they start morning lessons.

Late after register closes: This counts as an unauthorised absence and will show on your child’s attendance record. Not only has your child missed the chance to meet with their friends before school, they are likely to have missed the start of lessons and could feel un-settled, embarrassed and much less confident than their class  as the lesson moves on.

Did you realise minutes late soon lead to missing days. 

Minutes late per day Equivalent of Missing
5 minutes 3.4 school days a year
10 minutes 6.9 school days a year
15 minutes  10.3 school days a year
20 minutes 13.8 school days a year
30 minutes  20.7 school days a year

School doors open at 8.45am, lessons start at 9am.

Please ensure your child arrives to school on time every day.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us.

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